D Gukesh became India’s youngest and the world’s second youngest Grandmaster as he achieved his third and final norm at the Delhi GM Open 2019 on Tuesday.
At 12 years 7 months and 17 days, he missed Sergey Karjakin’s record of becoming the youngest GM in the history of chess by only 17 days.
In December, the Chennai boy had narrowly missed on the record when he lost his third round game against GM Daniele Vocaturo of Italy at the Sunway Sitges International in Barcelona. However, he put that setback behind him and has now beaten the record held by his close friend R Praggnanandhaa, who was 12 years and 10 months old when he became India’s youngest GM in July 2018.
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